Environmental Protection Agency October 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans North Carolina: Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review Rules; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: E8-23553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the comment period for a proposed rule published September 9, 2008 (73 FR 52226). On September 9, 2008, EPA proposed to approve revisions to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of North Carolina in three submittals dated November 30, 2005, March 16, 2007, and June 20, 2008. The proposed revisions modify North Carolina's Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Nonattainment New Source Review permitting regulations in the SIP to address changes to the federal New Source Review (NSR) regulations, which were promulgated by EPA on December 31, 2002, and reconsidered with minor changes on November 7, 2003 (collectively, these two final actions are referred to as the ``2002 NSR Reform Rules''). In addition, the proposed revisions address an update to the NSR regulations promulgated by EPA on November 29, 2005 (``Ozone Implementation NSR update'') relating to the implementation of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). At the request of several commentors, EPA is extending the comment period through November 10, 2008.
Certain New Chemicals; Receipt and Status Information
Document Number: E8-23551
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires any person who intends to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) a new chemical (i.e., a chemical not on the TSCA Inventory) to notify EPA and comply with the statutory provisions pertaining to the manufacture of new chemicals. Under sections 5(d)(2) and 5(d)(3) of TSCA, EPA is required to publish a notice of receipt of a premanufacture notice (PMN) or an application for a test marketing exemption (TME), and to publish periodic status reports on the chemicals under review and the receipt of notices of commencement to manufacture those chemicals. This status report, which covers the period from August 18, 2008 through September 12, 2008, consists of the PMNs and TME, both pending or expired, and the notices of commencement to manufacture a new chemical that the Agency has received under TSCA section 5 during this time period. This status report, also includes a PMN and TME that were inadvertently ommitted from a previous report that covered the period from August 4, 2008 through August 15, 2008.
The Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events (Exceptional Event Rule): Revised Exceptional Event Data Flagging Submittal and Documentation Schedule for Monitoring Data Used in Designations for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: E8-23524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to amend the Exceptional Events Rule to provide a revised exceptional event data flagging and documentation schedule for ozone data that may be used for designations under the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Exceptional Events Rule states that when EPA sets a NAAQS for a new pollutant or revises the NAAQS for an existing pollutant, EPA may revise or set a new schedule for flagging data for those NAAQS. EPA recently revised the primary and secondary ozone NAAQS to protect public health and welfare; the revised standards became effective May 27, 2008. Consistent with the process envisioned in the Exceptional Events Rule, this proposal revises the dates for flagging data and submitting documentation regarding exceptional events under the revised ozone NAAQS. This revised schedule allows EPA to fully consider state requests for exceptional event concurrence prior to EPA making final designations. In the ``Rules'' section of this Federal Register, we are issuing this action as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
The Treatment of Data Influenced by Exceptional Events (Exceptional Event Rule): Revised Exceptional Event Data Flagging Submittal and Documentation Schedule To Support Initial Area Designations for the 2008 Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: E8-23520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the Exceptional Events Rule to provide a revised exceptional event data flagging and documentation schedule for ozone data that may be used for designations under the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). The Exceptional Events Rule states that when EPA sets a NAAQS for a new pollutant or revises the NAAQS for an existing pollutant, EPA may revise or set a new schedule for flagging data for those NAAQS. EPA recently revised the primary and secondary ozone NAAQS to protect public health and welfare; the revised standards became effective on May 27, 2008. Consistent with the process envisioned in the Exceptional Events Rule, this direct final action revises the dates for flagging data and submitting documentation regarding exceptional events under the revised ozone NAAQS. This revised schedule allows EPA to fully consider state requests for exceptional event concurrence prior to EPA making final designations.
Revisions to: The Requirements for Transboundary Shipments of Wastes Between OECD Countries, the Requirements for Export Shipments of Spent Lead-Acid Batteries, the Requirements on Submitting Exception Reports for Export Shipments of Hazardous Wastes, and the Requirements for Imports of Hazardous Wastes
Document Number: E8-22536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This rule proposes to amend certain existing regulations promulgated under the hazardous waste provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regarding the export and import of hazardous wastes from and into the United States. Specifically, we are proposing to modify: The requirements to implement the OECD framework concerning the transboundary movement of hazardous waste among countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including reducing the number of control levels, exempting qualifying shipments sent for laboratory analyses from certain paperwork requirements, requiring recovery facilities to submit a certificate of recovery, adding provisions for the return or re- export of wastes subject to the Amber control procedures, and clarifying certain existing provisions that were identified as potentially ambiguous to the regulated community; the regulations regarding the management of spent lead-acid batteries being reclaimed to require appropriate notice and consent for those batteries intended for reclamation in a foreign country; the exception reporting requirements for hazardous waste exports to specify that all exception reports submitted to EPA be sent to the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance's Office of Federal Activities in Washington, DC rather than to the Administrator; and the hazardous waste import requirements such that U.S. importers would give the initial transporter a copy of the EPA-provided documentation confirming EPA's consent to the import when they provide the RCRA hazardous waste manifest, and that the documentation would be submitted by the U.S. receiving facility to EPA along with the RCRA hazardous waste manifest within thirty days of import shipment delivery. Finally, separate from this proposed rule, EPA is publishing in https://www.epa.gov/epawaste/ hazard/international/oecd-slab-rule.htm a draft guidance document on how U.S. receiving facilities may request EPA to identify them as pre- approved facilities to receive hazardous waste from OECD Member countries.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources
Document Number: E8-22518
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants for nine area source categories in the chemical manufacturing sector: Agricultural Chemicals and Pesticides Manufacturing, Cyclic Crude and Intermediate Production, Industrial Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing, Industrial Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Inorganic Pigments Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing, Plastic Materials and Resins Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Production, and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing. The proposed standards and associated requirements for the nine area source categories are combined in one subpart. The proposed emissions standards for new and existing sources are based on EPA's determination regarding the generally available control technology or management practices for the nine area source categories. EPA is co-proposing an alternative to the requirements for process vents emitting metal hazardous air pollutants. The alternative would set a higher size threshold for large metal hazardous air pollutant process vents.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E8-23389
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
While EPA has no objections to the proposed action, EPA did request clarification of the SEDAR data for the vermillion snapper. Rating LO.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Document Number: E8-23388
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with Section 122 (i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement concerning the Chief Supply/Greenway Superfund Site, near Haskell, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. The settlement requires the ten (10) settling parties to pay a total of $498,842.94 as payment of response costs to the Hazardous Substances Superfund plus $5,264.56 in calculated interest. The settlement includes a covenant not to sue pursuant to Section 107 of CERCLA, 42, U.S.C. 9607. For thirty (30) days beginning the date of publication of this notice, the Agency will receive written comments relating to this notice and will receive written comments relating to the settlement. The Agency will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the settlement if comments received disclose facts or considerations which indicate that the settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. The Agency's response to any comments received will be available for public inspection at 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E8-23385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Science Advisory Board; Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC)
Document Number: E8-23374
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is announcing a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Economics Advisory Committee (EEAC) to review EPA's revised Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses.
Clean Water Act Section 303(d): Availability of List Decisions
Document Number: E8-23259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Responsiveness Summary Concerning EPA's June 26, 2008 Public Notice of Final Decisions to Add Waters and Pollutants to Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) List. On June 26, 2008, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register at Volume 73, Number 124, page 36319 providing the public the opportunity to review its final decisions to add waters and pollutants to Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) List as required by EPA's Public Participation regulations (40 CFR Part 25). Based on the Responsiveness Summary, EPA has decided to remove six waterbody-pollutant combinations identified in EPA's Final Action on Arkansas' 2008 Section 303(d) list based on additional information provided by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Furthermore, EPA is delisting five waterbody-pollutant combinations previously approved by EPA on June 18, 2008 based on information provided by GBMc & Associates. EPA is also adding one new waterbody-pollutant combination, Bayou DeView and aluminum, based on information provided by ADEQ. Therefore, EPA has revised its decision to disapprove Arkansas' decisions not to list 67 waterbody-pollutant combinations instead of the 73 waterbody-pollutant combinations proposed in EPA's Record of Decision for the 2008 Section 303(d) List. With the addition of Bayou DeView, EPA is adding 68 waterbody-pollutant combinations. A listing of these 68 waterbody- pollutant combinations along with priority rankings for inclusion on the 2008 Section 303(d) List can be found in Tables 2 and 4 of EPA's Responsiveness Summary. A listing of the five waterbody-pollutant combinations EPA is delisting can be found in Table 3 of EPA's Responsiveness Summary.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Petroleum Refineries (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1054.10, OMB Control Number 2060-0022
Document Number: E8-23257
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NESHAP for Carbon Black, Ethylene, Cyanide, and Spandex (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1983.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0489
Document Number: E8-23256
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual
Document Number: E8-23247
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a 30-day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``BASINS 4.0 Climate Assessment Tool (CAT): Supporting Documentation and Users Manual'' (EPA/600/R-08/088). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment within EPA's Office of Research and Development. The Office of Research and Development, in partnership with EPA's Office of Water, recently developed a Climate Assessment Tool (CAT) for the Office of Water's BASINS 4.0 watershed modeling system. BASINS CAT provides a flexible set of capabilities for creating user-defined climate change scenarios for assessing the influence of climate variability and change on water quantity and quality using the Hydrologic Simulation ProgramFORTRAN (HSPF) watershed model. This report provides documentation and technical user support including a discussion of tool capabilities with hands-on tutorials demonstrating the application of BASINS CAT to a range of problems. BASINS 4.0 (with the BASINS CAT) can be downloaded from EPA's BASINS Web site at https:// www.epa.gov/waterscience/basins/b3webdwn.htm. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent, and should not be construed to represent, any Agency policy or determination. EPA will consider any public comments submitted in accordance with this notice when revising the document.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New Jersey; Diesel Idling Rule Revisions
Document Number: E8-23246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a state implementation plan revision submitted by New Jersey to revise its rules regarding the idling of diesel-powered vehicles. Specifically, the State's implementation plan revision revises the exceptions to and exemptions from the State's existing three-minute idling rule. The intended effect of this action is to approve, as consistent with section 110(a)(2) of the Clean Air Act, a control strategy that will help New Jersey achieve attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and fine particulate matter.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Ohio; Removal of Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs for Cincinnati and Dayton
Document Number: E8-23245
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of Ohio which allows the State to discontinue the vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M) program in the Cincinnati- Hamilton and Dayton-Springfield areas, also known as the E-Check program. The revision specifically requests that the E-Check program regulations be moved from the active control measures portion of the SIP to the contingency measures portion of the Cincinnati-Hamilton and Dayton-Springfield ozone maintenance plans. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) submitted this request on April 4, 2005, and supplemented it on May 20, 2005, February 14, 2006, May 9, 2006, October 6, 2006, and February 19, 2008. EPA is approving Ohio's request because the State has demonstrated that discontinuing the I/M program in the Cincinnati-Hamilton and Dayton-Springfield areas will not interfere with the attainment and maintenance of the 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) and the fine particulate NAAQS or with the attainment and maintenance of other air quality standards.
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notice of Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-23166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Public Meeting and Public Comment
Document Number: E8-23165
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92-463, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments relevant to the specific issues being considered by the NEJAC. For additional information about registering for public comment, please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Due to limited space, seating at the NEJAC meeting will be on a first-come basis.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard Program Requirements
Document Number: E8-23131
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action on amendments to the Renewable Fuel Standard program requirements. Following publication of the final rule promulgating the Renewable Fuel Standard regulations, EPA discovered a number of technical errors and areas within the regulations that could benefit from clarification or modification. This direct final rule amends the regulations to make the appropriate corrections, clarifications and modifications.
Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard Program Requirements
Document Number: E8-23130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to take action on amendments to the Renewable Fuel Standard program requirements. Following publication of the final rule promulgating the Renewable Fuel Standard regulations, EPA discovered a number of technical errors and areas within the regulations that could benefit from clarification or modification. This proposed rule would amend the regulations to make the appropriate corrections, clarifications and modifications. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, we are amending the Renewable Fuel Standard program requirements as a direct final rule without a prior proposed rule. If we receive no adverse comment, we will not take further action on this proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Data Reporting Requirements for State and Local Vehicle Emission Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Programs; EPA ICR No. 1613.03, OMB Control No. 2060-0252
Document Number: E8-23148
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2009. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Motor Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Compliance: Light Duty Vehicles, Light Duty Trucks, and Highway Motorcycles (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0783.54, OMB Control No. 2060-0104
Document Number: E8-23146
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
SFIREG Working Committee on Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-23133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Working Committee on Water Quality and Pesticide Disposal (WQPD) will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on October 27, 2008 and ending October 28, 2008. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda topics.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Revised Format for Materials Being Incorporated by Reference for Maine
Document Number: E8-22958
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is revising the format of 40 CFR part 52 for materials submitted by the State of Maine that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into its State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this format change have all been previously submitted by Maine and approved by EPA.
Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance
Document Number: E8-22957
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the fungal active ingredient Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882 on the food and feed commodities of corn: Corn, field, forage; corn, field, grain; corn, field, stover; corn, field, aspirated grain fractions; corn, sweet, kernel plus cob with husk removed; corn, sweet, forage; corn, sweet, stover; corn, pop, grain; and corn, pop, stover when applied/used as an anti-fungal agent to displace aflatoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus from treated commodities. Circle One Global, Inc. submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of Aspergillus flavus NRRL 21882.
Approval of Revised Municipal Waste Combustor State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Indiana
Document Number: E8-22952
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to Indiana's State plan to control air pollutants from large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs). The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) submitted the State plan on August 24, 2007. The revisions are consistent with Emission Guideline (EG) amendments promulgated by EPA on May 10, 2006. This approval means that EPA finds that the State plan amendments meet applicable Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements for large MWCs for which construction commenced on or before September 20, 1994. Once effective, this approval also makes the amended State plan Federally-enforceable. On July 8, 2008, EPA also published a proposed rule (73 FR 38954) and a direct final rule (73 FR 38925) on this revision. The direct final rule stated that if EPA received an adverse comment, it would withdraw the direct final rule and address all public comments received in a subsequent final rule based on the proposed rule. EPA received an adverse comment and removed the direct final rule on August 21, 2008 (73 FR 49349). This rule responds to the comments received and announces EPA's final action.
Chlorantraniliprole; Proposed Time-Limited Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E8-22946
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document proposes to establish time-limited tolerances for residues of chlorantraniliprole in or on cowpeas, forage and hay; field peas, vines and hay; forage, fodder and straw of cereal grains, crop group 16; grass forage, fodder and hay, crop group 17; leaves of root and tuber vegetables, crop group 2, leeks, nongrass animal feeds (forage, fodder, straw and hay), crop group 18; okra; onions, green; onions, Welsh; peanuts, hay; shallots; soybeans, forage and hay; strawberries and sugarcane, sugar under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The tolerances expire on April 25, 2010.
Draft Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E8-22937
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on Friday, October 10, 2008, for the external review draft document entitled, ``Toxicological Review of Ethylene Glycol Mono Butyl Ether (EGBE): In Support of Summaiy Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).'' This listening session is a new step in EPA's revised process, announced on April 10, 2008, for development of human health assessments for inclusion on IRIS. The purpose of the listening session is to allow all interested parties to present scientific and technical comments on draft IRIS health assessments to EPA and other interested parties during the public comment period and prior to the external peer review meeting. EPA welcomes the scientific and technical comments that will be provided to the Agency by the listening session participants. The comments will be considered by the Agency as it revises the draft assessment in response to the independent external peer review and public comments. All presentations will become part of the official and public record. The EPA's draft assessment and peer review charge are available via the Internet on the National Center for Environmental Assessment's (NCEA) home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at https://www.epa.gov/ncea.
Clean Air Act Reclassification of the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria Ozone Nonattainment Area; Texas; Final Rule
Document Number: E8-22685
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is granting a request by the Governor of the State of Texas to voluntarily reclassify the Houston/Galveston/Brazoria (HGB) ozone nonattainment area from a moderate 8-hour ozone nonattainment area to a severe 8-hour ozone nonattainment area. EPA is also setting April 15, 2010, as the date for the State to submit a revised State Implementation Plan (SIP) addressing the severe ozone nonattainment area requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).